A prize – or Congratulations! at least LOL – if you knew it was International Day of Forests on the day this programme was broadcast. It was, and Tim plays a wonderful selection of music to suit the occasion. As he always does! 🙂

Playlist: 21 March 2021

– Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un cher lieu (Memory of a dear place), op. 42, no.3: Melodie. Jascha Heifetz, vln.
– Shostakovich: The Song of the Forests: II. We Will Clothe Our Homeland with Forests. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/ Paavo Järvi.
– Delibes: Lakmé: Act II: Dans le fôret près de nous (In the nearby forest). Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Alain Vanzo, ten. Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.
– Delius: Irmelin: Act I: Away, Far Away to the Woods. Elysian Singers.
– Dowland: Second Book of Songs: O Sweet Woods. Consort of Musicke/ Anthony Rooley.
– Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump (1994): Feather theme. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
– Strauss, Jnr: Tales from the Vienna Woods. English Brass Ensmble.
– Schumann: Waldszenen, op. 82: III. Lonely Flowers. Mitsuko Uchida, pno.
– Dvorak: From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Lorin Maazel.
– Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, op.71: Act I: Journey Through a Pine Forest. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Graphic: Lake District, UK.

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